Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Dear Partners in Green, Recently a book on my shelf caught my eye.  Flipping through it, I happened upon a sentence that spoke to me of the environmental crisis we are now experiencing. The book was “Original Blessing” by Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest and Creation...
Our Daily Habits

Our Daily Habits

Dear Partners in Green, Each day it gets more frustrating. What is wrong with us? We know that this dear planet is in jeopardy, that future life here is not a guarantee. Imagine one day some lone survivors looking back on us, their ancestors, and saying “What were...
Our Best Form of Persuasion

Our Best Form of Persuasion

Dear Partners in Green, Considering the name of this website, it may seem odd for me to advise against preaching, but that is just what I am doing in this Seedling. There is a limit to the effectiveness of preaching. We know that people are prone to daydream or even...
Wake Up

Wake Up

Dear Partners in Green, I recently learned of the book Bright Green Lies by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Max Gilbert. The question the authors address is whether or not green technology is the answer to the environmental crisis. Their answer is a resounding “NO.”...
Lessons To Be Learned

Lessons To Be Learned

Dear Partners in Green, I wish there were better news, but unfortunately that is not the case. Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels and then some.  Climate treaty targets are in jeopardy. It is as though we are back to “normal.”...
Seed Season

Seed Season

Dear Partners in Green, This April’s Seedling is courtesy of Pat James, the Community Garden Manager for Grow Food Northampton, a non-profit organization that operates a large organic community garden in Western Massachusetts. Thank you, Pat! “They thought they...